Towards a Sustainable Environment -- Challenges in Applying Cleaner Technologies to Reduce Emissions at the Transportation Sector

Adrianto, Dimas Wisnu
June 2011
Journal of Applied Sciences Research;Jun2011, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p770
Academic Journal
Transportation sector is a significant contributor to the global emissions especially at industrialized countries (e.g. Australia, EU and the US) and is one of the main causes of the global climate change. While global schemes of emission reduction (e.g. emission trading) have been largely criticised due to its uncertainties, efforts to promote an alternative option by adopting cleaner technologies end up with several barriers. As an example, to substitute fossil fuels with vehicles using alternative energy such as Hydrogen deals with market based challenge especially to accommodate the demand of a fashionable and reliable vehicle. This paper attempts to review the application of cleaner technologies as a part of implementing cleaner production in the transportation field and discuss the advantages and the obstacles. The study also found how scientific approaches such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) might have either strength or weakness to convince the market regarding cleaner technology applications.


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